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    The National Federation of Independent Business, which lobbies on behalf of small businesses, has named a new state director in Louisiana.

  • Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell blasted the White House for imposing a "crushing burden" on small businesses under Obamacare. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

    Millions losing employer insurance not ruled out

    The White House didn't rule out Thursday the possibility that millions of workers could lose their current employer-based health insurance under Obamacare, despite President Obama's assurance that only the smaller number of people who buy policies on the individual market would need to shop for new coverage.

  • Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, before the House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on the difficulties plaguing the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. The Obama Administration claims the botched rollout was the result of contractors failing to live up to expectations – not bad management at HHS. As the public face of President Barack Obama's signature health care program, Sec. Sebelius has become the target for attacks over its botched rollout with Republicans, and even some Democrats, calling for her to resign. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Small business insurance costs up; report finds flawed Obamacare rollout a contributing factor

    A new report finds that health-care insurance premiums for small businesses are up in 2013.

  • Illustration by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    BOSCH: State of the Union should address overregulation

    When President Obama delivers his fourth State of the Union Address from the Capitol tonight, we will certainly hear him speak about many of today’s most important issues. Perhaps most of all, America will be listening for him to address the one unyielding narrative that has come to define Washington in recent years: partisan gridlock. As nearly every major proposal to reduce the federal debt ultimately gets bogged down by bickering among politicians, everyday Americans pay the price of inaction.

  • ** FILE ** In this Wednesday, Dec. 12 2012, photo, Taneshia Wright, of Manhattan, fills out a job application during a job fair in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

    Big worries linger for 
many small businesses

    The fiscal cliff put a choke hold on the economy in December, according to a survey of business confidence, and many small companies expect it to get worse in the foreseeable future.

  • CEOs now see gloomy third quarter, drop growth expectations

    Four major business groups see gloomy times ahead for the job market and the economy, according to a string of separate surveys and polls released this week that cast fresh doubt on hopes that the economic recovery may have turned the corner.

  • **FILE** Rachel Del Guidici, 18, of Shreve, Ohio, and others demonstrate June 28, 2012, against President Obama's health care law outside the Supreme Court in Washington. (Associated Press)

    Health care law's opponents point to cost

    The small business lobby that helped spearhead the legal challenge to President Obama's health care law expressed sharp disappointment Thursday over the Supreme Court's rejection of their case.

  • Dan Danner

    DECKER: 5 questions with NFIB's Dan Danner

    Dan Danner is president and CEO of the National Federation of Independent Business, America's leading advocacy group for small businesses. The average NFIB member employs 10 workers. A former White House staffer, Mr. Danner served as chief of staff to the U.S. secretary of commerce and in the private sector as an executive with Armco Inc., a steelmaker.

  • GREEN: Small business expectations

    In a speech to the Chamber of Commerce last month, President Obama proclaimed, "Now is the time to invest in America." A National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) survey shows small businesses aren't buying it.

  • Illustration by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    DANNER: Dubious 'facts' behind Obama's economic optimism

    On the march to the November elections, President Obama has been painting an optimistic outlook for the economy. On the campaign trail last week, he noted, "People are starting to get a sense that the economy is on the rebound." Indeed, some indicators point to improvement. The National Federation of Independent Business' (NFIB) own monthly optimism index increased last month.

  • NFIB leader not impressed by GOP hopefuls

    He's been sharply critical of President Obama and his economic agenda, but Dan Danner, president of the National Federation of Independent Business, said he has not been overly impressed so far by what the opposition is offering for small businesses.

  • Federation on front lines of health law battle

    As the Supreme Court prepares for an epic legal clash next month on the constitutionality of President Obama's health care law, Dan Danner admits to a certain feeling of vindication.

  • Obama appeals health care setback to high court

    Raising prospects for a major election-year ruling, the Obama administration launched its Supreme Court defense of its landmark health care overhaul Wednesday, appealing what it called a "fundamentally flawed" appeals court decision that declared the law's central provision unconstitutional.

  • Justice Dept wants speedy health care ruling

    The Justice Department is joining calls by states and a business group for prompt Supreme Court review of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.

  • ** FILE ** President Obama signs the health care bill in the White House on March 23, 2010. (Associated Press)

    26 states file Supreme Court health care appeal

    Twenty-six states press for a speedy ruling to questions surrounding President Obama's health care overhaul.

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